The Australian Jewish News

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The Australian Jewish News (AJN) is a newspaper published in Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.[1] Since 2019 it has been a local partner of The Times of Israel.[2]

First page of first issue of The Hebrew Standard of Australasia, 1 November 1895


The AJN is descended from The Hebrew Standard of Australasia, which was first published on 1 November 1895 in Sydney by founding editor Alfred Harris.[3] In 1953 John Shaiak purchased the newspaper and changed its name to The Australian Jewish Times (AJT).[3][4] In 1987, Richard Pratt bought the AJT and merged it with the Melbourne-based Australian Jewish News. From 1990, the newspaper has been published weekly nationally as The Australian Jewish News.[1]

The newspaper celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1995 and launched an online edition in 2001. In July 2007 Robert Magid became the paper's new publisher.[5]

In October 2019, the AJN became the seventh "local partner" of The Times of Israel. It is only the second local partner outside the United States, after the UK's Jewish News. The newspaper's digital presence is now integrated with The Times of Israel and the other local partners.[2]


The Hebrew Standard of Australasia has been digitised from 1895 to 1953 and is available online through Trove via the National Library of Australia.[6]


  1. ^ a b The Australian Jewish news, Australian Jewish Press, 1989, retrieved 4 December 2016
  2. ^ a b "Australian Jewish News becomes Times of Israel's seventh local partner". 15 October 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b "History of the Australian Jewish News in print and online". The Australian Jewish News. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  4. ^ The Australian Jewish times, Charter Press, 1953, ISSN 0725-4385
  5. ^ "About". The Australian Jewish News. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  6. ^ "The Hebrew Standard of Australasia (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1953)". National Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016.

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